In this Episode
How do you make a tiny apartment seem spacious and glamorous? Arminé Tatosian, co-owner of AT Design Group, divulges her secrets as she tours her space. Learn her tricks for visually expanding windows with drapery, choosing furniture that suits high ceilings and lightening up a cramped kitchen with white paint and open storage. Lynda Reeves shares her ten favourite gift ideas for the holidays. See why she's loving hand-quilted cotton throws, lavender sachets, leather-bound notebooks and more. Finally, tour Alan de la Vigne's 1,200-square-foot, artfully curated condo, complete with handsome antiques, smart built-ins and multifunctional rooms.
Small & Sophisticated Apartment
Design, Arminé Tatosian, AT Design Group, Toronto (416) 323-0323, (416) 921-1600 or visit Atdesignhome.com. Dining area: Tripod table, white bowl, light fixture, AT Design Group, as above; rug, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; pillow on chair, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit Westelm.com for ordering information; framed Fornasetti wallpaper, AT Design Group, as above; wall colour (throughout), Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800- 361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada. Living area: Sofa, tripod table, sculpture, bar cart, wooden stool, gold bowls, AT Design Group, as above; painting by John Fitzgerald, visit Johnfitzgeraldart.com; photograph framing, Sevan Art Gallery, Toronto (416) 920-8809; mantel, reflective candleholder, eucalyptus branch, AT Design Group, as above; rug, Elte, as above. Kitchen: Table, Michael Aram hardware, leaf dishes, AT Design Group, as above. Bedroom: Pillows, mohair blanket, Studio b, Toronto (416) 363-2996, 1-888- 233-5552 or visit Studiobhome.com; lamp, side table, bed, AT Design Group, as above.
Lynda Reeves' Top Gift Ideas
1. O-Check Recipe notebook, Drake General Store, Toronto (416) 531-5042, ext. 101, (416) 966-0553, (416) 703- 6518 or visit Drakegeneralstore.com; Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup, Old Faithful Shop, Vancouver (778) 327-9376 or visit Oldfaithfulshop.com, and Drake General Store, as above.
2. Brilliant: White in Design by Linda O'Keeffe (The Monacelli Press, 2011), through Amazon, visit Amazon.ca for ordering information.
3. Kantha quilted throw, West Elm, visit Westelm.com.
4. Cire Trudon Abd el Kader candle, Avenue Road, Toronto (416) 548-7788 or visit Avenue-road.com, and Putti Fine Furnishings, Toronto (416) 972-7652, 1-800-649-3120.
5. Plumen 001 low-energy light bulb by Hulger, Drake General Store, as above.
6. Lavender sachet, Happy Valley Lavender & Herb Farm, Vancouver Island, B.C. (250) 474-5767 or visit Happyvalleylavender.com, and Putti Fine Furnishings, as above.
7. K. Hall Designs Barr Co. bath products (Oatmeal Saddle soap, Fine Shea Butter lotion, Bubble Elixer), Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787- 1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit Gingersbath.com, and La Merceria, Toronto (416) 848-0057 or visit Lamerceria.ca, and Au Lit Fine Linens, call 1-800- 363-6080 or visit Aulitfinelinens.com, or visit Khalldesigns.com for retailers across Canada.
8. Kim Seybert red embroidered napkin, Atkinson's, Vancouver (604) 736-3378, 1-800-803-0233 or visit Atkinsons.ca, and Fino Lino, Vancouver (604) 736-1828 or visit Finolino.net, and Jeffery Fisher Home, Toronto (416) 362- 4663 or visit Jefferyfisherhome.com, or visit Kimseybert.com for retailers across Canada; Madeline Weinrib black on khaki linen blockprint napkin, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com, and Barneys New York, visit Barneys.com, and Deborah Sharpe Linens, Los Angeles (323) 933- 9869 or visit Deborahsharpelinens.com, and Lotus Bleu, San Francisco, visit Lotusbleudesign.com; Deborah Rhodes woven placemat, Atkinson's, as above.
10. House & Home!